Susan Rushing Is Named Senior Vice President, Chief Operations Officer/Chief Risk Officer and Tom Honan Ascends to Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer
BREA, Calif., April 14, 2016 – Following the appointment of Abel Pomar as chief executive officer in February, Evangelical Christian Credit Union (ECCU) continues to advance its evolution as a full-service consumer financial institution by promoting from within its executive leadership ranks. Susan Rushing assumes the role of Senior Vice President, Chief Operations Officer/Chief Risk Officer and Tom Honan steps up as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer effective immediately.
“Susan and Tom have been instrumental in helping ECCU offer members the same range and quality of financial products and services found at national banks,” Pomar said. “And they will continue to play critical roles in leading us into the future.”
Since joining ECCU in 2001 as Vice President of Banking and Payment Systems, Rushing has contributed to significant operational improvements throughout the credit union. Over the past 18 months as Senior Vice President of Operations, she led numerous successful consumer banking and lending initiatives, which were required to build the necessary infrastructure for ECCU to become a diversified financial institution. She earned certification as a Credit Union Enterprise Risk Management Expert from the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) in 2015 while working with Pomar to develop ECCU’s newly enhanced enterprise risk management framework. The Claremont resident also is a certified CUNA Bank Secrecy Act Compliance Specialist and a certified Gallup Faith Strengths Coach.
Earlier in her career, Rushing held positions at First American Bank, First Arroyo and Lloyds Bank California. She served previously as a member of the board of directors of Stepping Stones for Women, a ministry organized to transform the lives of single mothers and their children. She holds a master’s in business administration from the University of La Verne and bachelor’s degree in small business management from Humboldt State University.
“I am confident Susan’s leadership experience in banking and credit unions will serve ECCU well as we continue to invest in more effective risk management practices and develop a more robust operational infrastructure to support our new diversified business model,” Pomar said.
Upon joining ECCU in January 2015, Honan began immediately developing technology strategies to support ECCU’s new diversified business model. Over the past year, he sponsored and provided leadership for the successful launch of ECCU’s new digital banking platform.
“Tom has completed significant work with our technology vendors in realigning their efforts toward strategic outcomes and renegotiating more favorable pricing for the credit union,” Pomar noted, adding that Honan is initiating efforts to deliver more productivity tools across ECCU and spearheading efforts to build a comprehensive enterprise data warehouse.